Some 71 per cent of supply chain and procurement managers have plans to hire supply chain and procurement staff in the second half of 2015, according to the Robert Walters Hiring Intentions Survey.
The results also showed that demand for permanent staff was high, with 54 per cent of those surveyed saying they would be primarily seeking professionals to fill permanent roles. Just 8 per cent said that they would be looking mainly for contract staff.
“The emphasis we have seen on recruiting mid-level candidates reflects the need to fill roles such as category managers and analysts. The preference for permanent staff is widespread, and indicates that many businesses are recognising the need for a strong permanent procurement function,” said James Franklin, manager for supply chain and procurement recruitment at Robert Walters.